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Potential Problems in a Bedroom Virtual Tour

If you’re using a video tour to get a closer look at the house you are interested in purchasing, you’ll want to be sure and give the bedrooms more than a passing glance. After all, a bedroom isn’t jus...

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How To Build a Good Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent

When you purchase a home, your agent will essentially serve as a business partner because you’re both working toward the same goal: closing a real estate deal. That’s why it’s in your best interest no...

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Riviera Resident Mariana Ito Brings Flower Power to the South Bay

They are lovely to look at, delightful to smell, and serve as expressions of love, friendship, and sympathy. But for Hollywood Riviera resident Mariana Ito and her many clients, flowers are also essen...

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What to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During and After a Home Inspection

When you buy a house, you know that your home inspector will check it out and make sure it’s in decent shape. But if you want to get to know your home beyond its pretty facade, you also should be sure...

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Terranea Goes Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

L.A.’s premier oceanfront luxury resort along the Palos Verdes Peninsula is bringing back its annual “Terranea Turns Pink” initiative during the month of October, complete with a portion of the procee...

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Buying a Second Home in the Hollywood Riviera? Here are 5 Things You Should Know

Purchasing a vacation getaway in the Hollywood Riviera can be a smart financial choice, especially if you plan on using it several times a year and renting it out for extra income the rest of the time...

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Why Title Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

When buying a home, you’ll also have to purchase various types of insurance to protect your property, and one of the most important types you might need is title insurance. Exactly what is title insur...

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Reilly Cooks! Riviera Native Serves Up Home Cooked Meals

With the pandemic underway for several months, most of us are staying home more than ever, which means cooking more than ever. And as many of us have found, that can get old quickly. Which is why my f...

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Kitchen Looks Currently Trending on Instagram

Whether you’re thinking about upgrading a backsplash and countertops, or just adding some chic new seating, here are five favorite kitchen looks from Instagram that are trending right now. 1. Glass ca...

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Is a Pandemic a Good Time to Buy a Vacation Home?

While most of us have been cooped up in our apartments and houses, it may have crossed your mind that now would be the ideal time to finally purchase your dream vacation home. After all, mortgage rate...

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Celebrating 6 Years: Ten Thousand Villages Helps Buyers Shop Ethically

The simple act of buying a greeting card is more meaningful when you buy it from Ten Thousand Villages That’s because Ten Thousand Villages located in our own Riviera Village, is a non-profit store th...

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Riviera Cheesemonger Supports Milk’s Leap Toward Immortality: Local Deliveries Now Available

With June National Dairy Month, this is a good time to highlight a local business that pays homage to Fromage (Full disclosure – that business, Froma Cheese, happens to be run by a Hollywood Riviera n...

Summer Home Tasks

4 Summer Home Tasks to Add to Your To-Do List

While deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust is important, you shouldn’t forget to take care of heavy-duty home maintenance tasks as well. Seasonal home maintenance is key to keeping...

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This Is Actually the Best Time in Years to Sell Your Home

While you might have put the decision to try and sell your home on hold during the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, many real estate experts say that this summer could be one of the best times to mark...

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Getting Back to Business at Redondo Beach’s Top Hot Spots

Here’s are some of the city’s popular sites that are safely reopening in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown. The Portofino Hotel & Marina   This ocean-front property began welcoming back gu...

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Why the ‘Good Enough’ Home Might Be the ‘Perfect Home’

While you might have an idea of what your perfect home would entail, you might find that actually purchasing that home that dreams are made of could end up overextending you financially. That’s when a...

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Things Your Movers Wish You Knew

If you recently purchased a new home and you’re thinking about hiring a professional to move your belongings, you’ll want to pay close attention to these seven things your movers wish you knew about h...

How Much to Tip During the Time of Coronavirus

How Much to Tip During the Time of Coronavirus

With all of the time, we’ve spent sheltered in place in our homes lately, it’s likely that you’ve taken advantage of numerous pickup and delivery services more than a few times. You’ve also probably w...

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Considering a Move Right Now? Heres How Do It Safely

While packing up and moving can be tricky even on a good day, what about moving during the coronavirus pandemic when everyone across the nation is supposed to be staying put to lower their risk of ill...

Ways to Save for a Down Payment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While you’re sheltering in place, it might be a good time to consider saving for a down payment on your future dream home. Saving money for a down payment on a home is one of the biggest obstacles fac...

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